Zombie Edition is a mod based on the original Half-Life concept, but you will play as a headcrab and, what is more interesting, as a zombie. Zombies can mutate into three types to change their characteristics and each type will have at least six upgrades, including new weapons and abilities.

For further information please check this mod's FAQ.

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Q: Can you make this mod for hl2/ep1/ep2/hl:s?
A: Nope.

Q: Will it be possible to play as a gonome?
A: Noes.

Q: Can you add multiplayer?
A: Na-ah.

Q: WIll there be a sequel?
A: No way.

Q: Can I download it?
A: Yes!

Q: How do I install it?
A: Check the instructions here (specifically, check the description, click "+read more").

Q: Do I need the original Half-Life to play this mod?
A: Yes, duh. Buy it, by this point it's dirt-cheap on Steam.

Q: Can I play this mod using Half-Life: Source?
A: No.

Q: Will you release this mod through Steam Greenlight?
A: While I'd like to do so, submitting a game to Steam Greenlight is not free and I do not currently have any money to spare.

Q: How do I buy upgrades/zombify someone/eat bodies etc.?
A: This tutorial has all the answers. In short (by default), TAB is the upgrade menu, R is jumping off a host body as a headcrab, 1-5 are weapon categories, E is eating bodies (try to aim at the center of mass, be as close as you can), special ability keys are Z and X (check your controls settings to see if it is so).

Q: I am epileptic/annoyed by the zombification images. Can I disable them?
A: Yes! Type "ze_galluc 0" in your console (console must be enabled) without quotation marks. "ze_galluc 1" brings them back.

Q: My screen is black (and I'm not in the process of zombifying someone). How do I fix it?
A: Use OpenGL or Direct3D setting in your graphical settings menu.

Q: I'm stuck (not literally, but I can't progress)! What do I do?
A: If you are sure that there is absolutely no way to progress (sometimes it can be not immediately obvious, try looking for hidden alternative paths), then too bad for you. In this game you can, sometimes, end in a no-win situation by making wrong decisions.

Q: AI is stupid. Can you fix that?
A: No.

Q: I can hear the sound of footsteps even though I am supposed to be a headcrab/silent. Can you fix that?
A: Surprisingly, no. But the enemies won't hear you.

Q: Can you play through the original HL/OF/BS with this mod?
A: Hypothetically you can play through the original Half-Life by just using the "map c0a0" command in the console, but I wouldn't recommend it. Mods like Blue Shift which do not change the code of the game and just add new maps could be played by copying all their resources in the zombie folder, mods like Opposing Force, which do change the code, can not.

Q: I want to play this mod on Linux and I'm having issues. What should I do?
A: Sadly, I don't know. I don't have any version of Linux myself, so I can't test anything. If anyone have succesfully installed and played through this mod on Linux, please leave a comment describing how to install it and workarounds for any encountered problems and I'll include it here.

Q: Will you make any more maps?
A: I doubt anyone from the team will, though anyone is certainly permitted to do so, you included! The mod includes a folder called "devkit" which contains a .fgd file for this mod so you can use it in Valve Hammer Editor.

Q: I liked this mod very much! How can I show my appreciation? A: Well, tell your friends about it. The more people know about it, the better! Now, if you want to provide something more material, you can also donate, though, of course, you are under no obligation to do so and there are no hidden bonuses received through such action.

Equinox is now on indiegogo!

Equinox is now on indiegogo!

2 years ago News 8 comments

Remember that other project I was talking about way before? Well, it's up on indiegogo now and needs your support! Back it up, share it everywhere you...

Next Project - Equinox

Next Project - Equinox

5 years ago News 7 comments

What is the next project of the author of Half-Life: Zombie Edition idea? Well, let's see!

Zombie Edition v 1.1 released!

Zombie Edition v 1.1 released!

5 years ago News 9 comments

After a year and a half... it's back! With minor but still nice fixes.

News #21 - Hotfix

News #21 - Hotfix

6 years ago News 12 comments

Alas, mod hasn't been properly tested (that happens if you know all the maps by heart), so there were several crucial bugs. Now they are fixed.

Zombie Edition is a mod based on original half-life concept, but you will play as a headcrab and, what is more interesting, as a zombie. Zombies can mutate to change their characteristics into three types and every type will have at least six upgrades...
Zombie Edition v 1.1

Zombie Edition v 1.1

5 years ago Full Version 180 comments

After 1.5 years... It's back! Fixed some mapping bugs, added barnacles, NPC rushers, some alternative ways, scripts, steam icons, final speech (lame one...

Zombie Edition - Hotfix to 1.01

Zombie Edition - Hotfix to 1.01

6 years ago Patch 53 comments

List of bugfixes: 1. Door on zlab1 and pile of wood on zlab2 now works properly. Alas, you will need to go to this maps from previous, your saves made...

Half-Life: Zombie Edition 1.0

Half-Life: Zombie Edition 1.0

6 years ago Full Version 140 comments

Unpack this (.exe installer will be avaible later) to: YourDisk:\YourHalf-LifeFolder\ (for WON version) YourDisk:\Steam\steamapps\YourUserName\Half-Life...

crowbar script event file

crowbar script event file

7 years ago Other 6 comments

Standard script event file for crowbar that does nothing but could be still necessary on some versions of Half-Life. Put it in \Half-Life\zombie\events

Zombie Edition - Open Beta Version

Zombie Edition - Open Beta Version

7 years ago Demo 47 comments

So, as a Halloween Special, I've got released an open beta version of our mod. You are free to download it, share it, and find a bugs in it.

Trailer #1 - Hunt

Trailer #1 - Hunt

7 years ago Trailers 9 comments

First trailer. With Rusher. Just if you want to download it. Made by Stazz.

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COSMINYAC Jul 24 2015 says:

10/10 stars Trailer!

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Gonome Jul 10 2015 says:

Do anyone have old alpha of this mod? With zombie black ops (ninjas, not grunt-soldiers).

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Falkenhayn May 6 2015 says:

I hope that at some point this mod is added to Sven-Co-op. It would be pretty awesome.

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young_warrior Jun 4 2015 replied:

zombie co-op!
that would be cool to invert roles on sven coop, wich usually you play as the good guy (or the good "team" on that case)

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badsniper365 Jul 9 2015 replied:

You must have messed up something

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Jerkakame Apr 11 2015 says:

Just as awesome as its short.

Anyone can recommend some custom maps?

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reedych Apr 6 2015 says:

Where port to Linux?

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Zolika1351 Apr 6 2015 says:

The zombification images will give me nightmares.

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GREAT MOD i love being able to see the game from a diffretn view :D

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